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LinkedIn for Professional & Academic Networking
Get the Most out of LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the most used online portfolio platform, and it is primarily used by employers and recruiters to find and recruit candidates for their company or organization. LinkedIn is also used for professional networking and can also be used to help you control your online identity and professional image.
Curate your profile with relevant links to your work
- List your works in the Publications section
- List the most important works, such as journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, etc.
- Alternatively link to your Google Scholar Profile or ORCID iD:
In the “Accomplishments” section, be sure to:
- Write your headline and resume summary
- Tip 1: the first 300 characters / 50-60 words visible to most, especially when searching for you on Google or LinkedIn
- Tip 2: Search for job postings in your field and use keywords and jargon found in those descriptions to increase your discoverability as a professional and academic
- Choose an industry for searchability
- Edit contact info - include professional or student email
- List relevant licenses and certifications
- List courses taken or currently taking
- List volunteer and service work
Keep your summary, headline, and profile image consistent across your other platforms and profiles that you use in a professional or academic capacity, which could include Twitter, Google Scholar Profile, ResearchGate, and your own website.
Professional Online Presence & Identity
Workshop slides on curating and maintaining professional and academic online presence and identity; includes helpful tips on LinkedIn, Twitter, and overall.
Guide to Online Researcher Visibility
This guide covers how to make yourself most visible and discoverable online as a researcher, such as through Open Access, researcher profiles, and promotion online of scholarly works.
Research Impact Librarian